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In The Tank (ep186) – Geoengineering, Tax Freedom Day, and Lindsey Stroud on Vaping

April 12, 2019

Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr in episode #186 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the Center of the American Experiment, the Reason Foundation, and the tax Foundation.

Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr in episode #186 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Today's episode features work from the Center of the American Experiment, the Reason Foundation, and the tax Foundation.

In the first segment, Isaac gives us a rundown on how "clean energy job creation numbers [are] artificially inflated." In an effort to pass off renewable energy mandates as a potential job creator, advocates suggest renewable energy is responsible for thousands of jobs. Isaac reveals why this idea is "bunk." 

Next, the trio talk about the idea of geoengineering. A Reason Foundation article titled "New Research Suggests Solar Geoengineering Could Safely Lower Global Temperatures," makes the case that we should be able to discuss and experiment with these theories. 
Supplemental article: 7 Geoengineering Solutions That Might Cause More Damage Than Good

Moving on from energy and environment topics, Donald, Isaac, and Justin turn their attention to the Tax Foundation's Tax Freedom Day. This year, tax freedom day falls on April 16th. The three give their takes on the findings of the report.

In the last segment, Donald welcomes to the show Heartland state government relations manager Lindsey Stroud. Lindsey joins the show to talk about her new podcast, the Voices of Vapor, and fills Donald in on the latest newest regarding e-cigarettes and tobacco harm reduction. 

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Donny Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute and the host of Heartland's "In the Tank" podcast.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Isaac Orr is a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment on mining and energy issues.
isaac.orr@americanexperiment.org
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Justin Haskins is an executive editor and research fellow at The Heartland Institute.
jhaskins@heartland.org @JustinTHaskins